Provides direction and suggestions for the selection, acquisition, and licensing of electronic materials for libraries. The steps involved in the process of purchasing most of the existing electronic formats presently available are clearly delineated. Issues from policy concerns, through access and ownership, to licensing and the role of consortia are all covered. Specialized sets of considerations not previously weighed when selecting purchasing material in more traditional formats are included as well as a sample set of of licensing guidelines.
Stephen Bosch currently serves as Materials, Budget, Procurement, and Licensing Librarian at the University of Arizona Library. He is a member of the ALA ALCTS CMDS Nominating Committee, and was a contributing author for Guide to User Needs Assessment for Integrated Information Resource Management and Collection Development (Scarecrow Press, 2001). Patricia A. Promis is an Associate Librarian at the University of Arizona Library. She serves as Team Leader for the Special Collections, Fine Arts and Humanities Team. She was a contributing author to Guide to Selecting and Acquiring CD-ROMs, Software, and other Electronic Publications. Christopher L. Sugnet is the Director for the Collection Development and Management Division at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was also a contributing author for Guide to Library User Needs Assessment for Integrated Information Resource Management and Collection Development.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 I. Introduction Chapter 3 A. Purpose of This Book Chapter 4 B. Definitions and Scope Part 5 II. Formats of Electronic Information: Discussion of Material Types Chapter 6 A. Electronic Journals Chapter 7 B. Electronic Books Chapter 8 C. DVDs and Videotapes Chapter 9 D. Video Games (Instructional and Recreational) Chapter 10 E. CD-ROM Chapter 11 F. Software Chapter 12 G. Locally and Remotely Loaded Full-Text Content Part 13 III. Selection Chapter 14 A. Selection Criteria Chapter 15 B. Hardware/Software Considerations Chapter 16 C. Other Considerations Part 17 IV. Acquisitions Chapter 18 A. Major Issues to Be Considered during the Acquisition Process Chapter 19 B. Mechanics of the Order Process Part 20 V. Licensing Chapter 21 A. Nonnegotiable Licenses Chapter 22 B. Negotiated Licenses Chapter 23 C. License Review Chapter 24 D. Institutional Definitions Chapter 25 E. Basic Rights Chapter 26 F. Obligations Chapter 27 G. Other Issues Part 28 VI. Consortial Purchasing Part 29 Appendix A: Sample Nonnegotiable License Agreements Part 30 Appendix B: The Decision-Making Process for Purchasing Electronic Information Resources Part 31 Appendix C: Licensing Electronic Information Resources Part 32 Appendix D: Sample Definitions of Terms in License Agreements Part 33 Glossary Part 34 References Part 35 Additional Resources